21 Feb 2011

GIERAF : Groupe Inter-africain d’Etude de Recherche et d’Application sur la Fertilité

GIERAF is a scientific society which works for Study, Research, Prevention and Treatment of Infertility in Africa.
12 countries are belonging this society. GIERAF was founded in 2009 in Lome (TOGO )

ISMAAR is one of the 5 godmothers of GIERAF  beside of  IFFS, SAGO, CNGOF, SALF.

After Lome and Douala, the 3rd Congress was organized in Cotonou  ( BENIN ) from 21 to 23 February 2011 and was chaired by Pr Rene Frydman, Chairman of ISMAAR.

The themes were : Management of infertility in Africa and Low cost IVF.

The congress initially planned in Abidjan had to change the site due to the political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Despite this last minute change, the  Congress was a big success with 150 participants from 12 francophone  African countries . All the Godmothers Societies and ESHRE were represented ; WHO was represented by Dr Heli Bathija  Area Manager for the African and Eastern Mediterranean Regions Department of Reproductive Health and Research World Health Organization.

ISMAAR funded and hosted a post-conference Workshop on “Ultrasound and Infertility” on 23 February.

This Workshop led among others by Prof. Frydman and Dr. Jean Marc Levaillant who were assisted by Drs. Jean Marc Mayenga of France and Ernestine Gwet  Bell of Cameroon.

The workshop planned for 30 participants received finaly  75 participants. Very interesting  training.

Another Workshop sponsored for Biologists was sponsored by ESHRE.  50 Participants  attended  to learn the techniques of sperm Preparation.

During this Congress, Dr. Moise  Fiadjoe, the Founding  President gave way to Dr. Ernestine Gwet Bell the new 2011-2013 President.

A Big Thanks to ISMAAR !  GIERAF will continue to work closely with ISMAAR.

Upcoming Events

Ismaar 2020 symposium on mild approaches in assisted reproduction Tivoli Hotel, Arni Magnussons Gade 2, 1577 København, Denmark
26th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) London, UK
ISMAAR 2018 The Ninth World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ISMAAR-MAIN CONGRESS PROGRAMME Camino Real Monterrey Av. Diego Rivera 2492 Valle Oriente 66200 San Pedro Garza García, NL Mexico
London 2015 Etc. venues: St Paul's 200 Aldersgate London EC1A 4HD
Australia 7th World Congress on Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction 2014 The Grace Hotel 77 York Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia ‎
2014 ISMAAR Satellite Meeting jointly with Israeli Fertility Society, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel Hadera, Israel
First ISMAAR Latin America Congress jointly with Peruvian Society for Fertility. Atlantic City, Convention Center Lima Peru
6TH ISMAAR WORLD CONGRESS ON MILD APPROACHES IN ASSISTED REPRODUCTION 100 Middle Jiangdong Road Nanjing 210019 China
THE FIFTH WORLD CONGRESS ON MILD APPROACHES IN ASSISTED REPRODUCTION EMBRACING MILD IVF AND IVM Tivoli Congress Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
GIERAF : Groupe Inter-africain d’Etude de Recherche et d’Application sur la Fertilité
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ON MODIFIED IVF TREATMENT AND NATURAL CYCLE IVF/M Guadalajara Mexico
India 2011
Workshops in Africa